Lucas Learning

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
CooleyBoy10

Captures by
Henrynguye5

Editions by
Henrynguye5

Background

Lucas Learning was a subsidiary of LucasArts formed in 1996. Their focus was on edutainment games and software, all of which were set in the Star Wars universe. The company closed in 2001.

1st Logo (October 21, 1998-March 20, 2000)

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Logo: On a zooming space background, a cartoonish sun spins and zooms into the screen. Three pieces of a blue-colored pentagon come in and enclose the sun, which still moves and vibrates. Once that's done, the space background stops zooming, and a golden line draws itself underneath the logo, and the text "LUCAS" and "LEARNING" flip in at the same time between the line. The background fades to black and the sun and line continue vibrating.

Variant: On Star Wars: Anakin's Speedway, Ben Quadrinaros' podrace vehicle flies around the logo and crashes into the screen, transitioning into the opening cutscene.

Technique: The zooming and pieces appearing, the line drawing in and text appearing.

Music/Sounds: A whoosh and a clang, then a triumphant orchestral "ta-da!" sounder.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Star Wars: DroidWorks, Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier, and Star Wars: Anakin's Speedway.

2nd Logo (August 17, 1999-August 15, 2000)

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Logo: Similar to the previous logo, however, the pieces fly around and spin in a different direction, instead of simply coming in from all sides of the screen, and it's on a plain black background instead. The bottom animation is also slightly modified; the letters don't simultaneously flip in as the line draws in, and the logo remains still once it's complete.

Variants:

  • On Star Wars: Yoda's Challenge Activity Center, it's on a space background with blue stars. A ship flies behind the logo and flies into the sun, making it spin around for a bit.
  • On Star Wars: Pit Droids, after the logo forms, it breaks down, with the bottom-right piece falling off the screen. A pit droid comes in and replaces the missing piece, and the rest of the logo plays, only the "C" and "S" in "LUCAS" are flipped backwards. The pit droid looks at the logo and flips the letters to their correct positions, as well as the sun, before exiting.
  • On Star Wars Math: Jabba's Game Galaxy, the logo is on a space background and meteors float behind the logo.
  • On Star Wars: Early Learning Activity Center, the logo is on a blue background.

Technique: The pieces flying around and the line and company name appearing.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo.

Availability: Rare. Seen on all the games listed as well as Star Wars: Jar Jar's Journey.

3rd Logo (April 23-May 25, 2001)

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Logo: TBA.

Technique: The sun zooming out, the lines appearing around it, the pentagon pieces coming in, the company name zooming up.

Music/Sounds: A playful theme with cartoonish bouncing, stretching, and even car horn sound effects.

Availability: Rare. Seen only on Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing for the PlayStation 2, the company's only console and non-edutainment game (it was intended for release on Windows, Mac, and Dreamcast, but poor sales led to the ports' cancellation).

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